As I have reviewed my 2017 tax return and the 2018 State and Local Income tax worksheet (second page Sec A) states if you use standard deduction the refund is non taxable. So will the same rules apply when doing your 2018 and 2019 tax returns. In my case my estimated tax increases by $121 if i use standard deduction (MFJ) in 2018. My concern I expect $1,100 refund from my State in 2018 and this would trigger reporting as income for my 2019 return.
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